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Presque Isle County is a county located in the Lower peninsula of the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,376. The county seat is Rogers City. The county was set off on April 1, 1840 and a county government was first organized in 1871. The government was re-organized in 1875. Presque Isle County is an Americanization of the French term almost island, indicating a peninsula.
Both the county and Presque Isle Township are named for Presque Isle (literally, "almost an island") which is French for "a narrow peninsula". A large part of the township consists of that peninsula, with Lake Huron on the east and Grand Lake on the west and narrows strips of land connecting it to the mainland at the north and south ends. The community of Presque Isle is situated near the center of this peninsula.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Presque Isle County is an Americanization of the French term almost island, indicating a peninsula.
Set Off: 1840
Organized: 1871, reorganized in 1875
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,573 square miles (6,660 km2), of which 659 square miles (1,710 km2) is land and 1,914 square miles (4,960 km2) (74%) is water. It is considered to be part of Northern Michigan.
Bordering counties are as follows: